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Place Category: Beaches
Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Christchurch, at the end is a spit that creates the narrow entrance to Christchurch Harbour.
Hengistbury Head beach is a pebble beach below the imposing clay and ironstone cliffs, with the Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Not so much a beach holiday location but a good place to explore and go for walks along gravel paths throughout the nature reserve.
Facilities include pay and display car park, toilets, cafe and the Hengistbury Head Centre.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Hengistbury Head Beach.
Hengistbury Head Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain today and tomorrow, with temperatures rising to 22°C on Tuesday.Light rain starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
11->1846% 24% 9 mph
6:03 am 8:19 pmLight rain in the morning.Monday, Aug 21st
16->2131% 58% 10 mph
6:05 am 8:17 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Tuesday, Aug 22nd
16->220% 34% 9 mph
6:07 am 8:15 pmPartly cloudy overnight.Wednesday, Aug 23rd
16->200% 8% 9 mph
6:08 am 8:13 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Thursday, Aug 24th
15->190% 17% 13 mph
6:10 am 8:11 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Aug 25th
14->190% 41% 4 mph
6:11 am 8:09 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Saturday, Aug 26th
14->210% 82% 7 mph
6:13 am 8:07 pmClear throughout the day.Sunday, Aug 27th
13->210% 1% 7 mph
6:14 am 8:05 pm
Hengistbury Head Beach Tide Times
Hengistbury Head Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area